Are carrots bad treats for dogs?

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – We fed our lab puppy chopped up carrots and saw some come out in her stools. Should we stop feeding carrots? We wanted a low cal treat.

Todd Kurland


Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote that you feed your lab puppy carrots and saw some small fragments of carrots come out in her stool. That is a great low-calorie treat. Sometimes small fragments can come out in the stool but that is not a problem.

An article that might be helpful to you is Dangerous Foods: Are They Harmful to Your Dog? and Low Calorie Treats for the Chubby Dog

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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